Suitable for 6 Year Old Boys of All Ages
On the first night in El Calafate we had an excellent but very large steak dinner, and once my digestive system had settled down I got a reasonable night’s sleep (cheat!) At breakfast it transpired we’d been joined by the … Continue reading
No Sleep Till … Images?
I’ve made a start on one of my occasional tests of the human body’s ability to endure in situations of extreme sleep deprivation, or, as I usually call them, photo trips. This time it’s Patagonia. Those who know me better … Continue reading
Numeracy and Spurious Accuracy
While I’m not convinced by Rishi Sunak’s plan to improve British standards of numeracy, I wholly support the objective. I seem to be battling on a daily basis with statements which either make no sense if you inspect the numbers, … Continue reading
The World’s Worst Panorama, 2022
Making a very welcome return after an absence of over 4 years, here’s the “World’s Worst Panorama”™ 2022, from my recent trip to Lanzarote with Lee Frost. From the left, first the “Non Participating Partners”, AKA “Ladies Without Cameras” (but … Continue reading
4g CO2 Per Email. Really???
Disentangling a well-known “fact” about email There’s a lot of “received wisdom” kicking about on the internet – ideas and “facts” which are essentially presented without question on the basis of “he said it, so it must be true”. This … Continue reading
With timing more serendipitous than deliberate I spent the eve of Earth Day at one of Barbados’ newest features – the nature reserve being created as the old sand quarry at Walkers in St. Andrews is being wound down. This … Continue reading
Meet the FrankenTripod
Is this the perfect travel tripod for the man who doesn’t actually like carrying a tripod? Legs from a 45 year old Slik 500g. New head from Manfrotto – lightest in the range. I did have to cut off the … Continue reading
A Heretical Proposition
Here’s a heretical proposition: Quantum of B**locks is clearly the worst of all the “real” Bond films, but is No Time To Die the second worst? The release of a new Bond film is always accompanied by almost hagiographic sycophancy, … Continue reading
It’s Screen Time!
Is this what they mean by “too much screen time”? Continue reading
"This is Bloody Dangerous!"
More MacBook battery woes – this time it’s serious. The title is a quote from arguably the greatest of Hollywood Musicals, Paint Your Wagon. The words are uttered by Mad Jack Duncan, a gold miner engaged in digging a shallow … Continue reading
No Middle Way
A study in UX atrocity – the Mercedes Benz COMAND SatNav I drive a 2011 Mercedes. Like many of its brethren, most of the vehicle is a demonstration of engineering excellence: smooth, efficient, safe and smart (in both senses of … Continue reading
Cool Cab – Hold It Right There!
I continue to be blown away by what modern AI-powered processing tools can do with early digital photos. This photo was taken from the back of a very jittery 1950s Ford Consul, by someone unfamiliar with my camera, in fading … Continue reading